Watching my Twitter feed, it seems peer review is a never ending topic of discussion within the scholarly community. This recent #acwri Twitter chat offered some excellent advice on how to handle reviewers’ comments, and when we recently tweeted about Editor Resources’ step-by-step guide to writing a review it proved incredibly popular.
As these demonstrate, simple advice and guidance on peer review is essential for every researcher, and that’s why we’re continuing to support Sense About Science’s free peer review workshops, the first of which (for 2015) is rapidly approaching.
Held in London at the end of the month, this free half day workshop focuses on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of peer review, offering researchers the opportunity to get tips and advice on how to get involved, better understand the value that peer review adds, and question challenges to the system. These informal workshops give early career researchers the opportunity to hear different perspectives on peer review, better understand the process, and ask questions on any areas they’re unsure of.
This workshop also sees Dr. Mike Smith, founder and editor of the Journal of Maps, take part as one of the panel presenters, and we’ll be tweeting from the event too on @tandfauthorserv, sharing insights and advice from the day.
So, if you have a friend or colleague who you think would benefit from the workshop, tell them about it and encourage them to come along. Applications for attendance are open until Friday 22 May, so forward this link on to a friend, and we’ll look forward to seeing them there.